This studio course introduces the fundamentals of classical ballet vocabulary with a focus on anatomically correct alignment, movement quality, and musicality. Physical conditioning for ballet will be built into the class sessions. Students should be aware that hands-on correction is an essential element of ballet training and be prepared for physical adjustment in the classroom.
In Spring 2016, students enrolled in Ballet Repertory will learn excerpts from Swan Lake Act II (Petipa/Ivanov/Tchaikovsky). The goal of this course is for students to integrate physical, creative, and intellectual knowledge required in the study of dance while learning challenging historical repertory and developing an understanding of this repertory’s historical context.